Dead Melodies – Legends Of The Wood (CD Album – Cryo Chamber)

By Jul 8,2017

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Genre/Influences: Dark-ambient, experimental.

Background/Info: Peter Moore has already been active for a several of years now. He now joined hands together with Cryo Chamber to unleash his latest artistic creation “Legends Of The Wood”.

Content: This work partly reminds me of early ambient pioneers composing tormenting and dense atmospheres carried by monstrous sounds. Moore added multiple field recordings, reinforcing the disturbing ambience hanging over the tracks.

+ + + : I especially enjoyed the global sound production revealing a perfect balance between the ambient music and the experimental field recordings. The composition is driven by monstrous sound manipulations and alternated by a few obscure, but evasive passages. From a kind of vibrating didgeridoo sounds to metal noises, we get the impression of diving into unknown crypts of sonic creation. There for sure is a kind of ‘retro’ touch reminding me of some pioneers in the dark-ambient genre. The track “Unearthed” is a real masterpiece in the genre. You clearly can hear all the experience of this musician and sound creator.

– – – : From a very personal point of view I’m a bit bored with field recordings of water noises. Too many projects use this formula, which no longer has any effect of surprise.

Conclusion: This work awakens early dark-ambient souvenirs while featuring a very own and experimental touch on top. Dead Melodies has found a new and comfortable home joining the Cryo Chamber temple of dark-ambient music.

Best songs: “Unearthed”, “A Malevolent Rising”, “The Hooded Nine”.

Rate: (7½).




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